The ongoing budget impasse could threaten a promised 3.1 percent pay raise across the military, according to a Military.com report citing Rep. Mac Thornberry (Texas), the ranking member on the House Armed Services Committee.
Also, the National Defense Authorization Act has failed to move forward, and it must authorize the raise, he said.
Concerns have been rising that the military could be facing a year-long continuing resolution instead of a budget due to ongoing impeachment proceedings and the fact that both parties are drawing a hard line on funding for the wall on the southern border.
A full-year CR would cap spending at prior-year levels and prevent new starts, which would cause a tremendous amount of upheaval for service members and throw vital acquisition programs into turmoil.
The budget and the NDAA were both due at the beginning of the 2020 fiscal year, which started Oct. 1. President Trump signed a continuing resolution into law before that deadline that lasts until Nov. 21 — once that date arrives, Congress must either pass a new budget or another continuing resolution, or the government will shut down.